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Pieces of stone removed from a larger core that aren't usable or identifiable as having an intentionally crafted blade edge. Debris is obviously associated with the creation of stone tools, but it is also assoicated with materials left over after the work has been done.

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"Numerous chalcedony flakes from stone tool making, Cowpat Hill, Alcoota Fossil site, NT, July 13, 2013" by Mark Marathon is licensed under CC BY-SA.

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